By Jno. W. Radley.
Official Organ of Polk and Haralson Counties.
Subscription $2 Per Annum.
CEDARTOWN, GA., THURSDAY, MAY 1G, 1878.
ATTORNEYS' AT LAW,
gar*W!H practice in all the Courts or tho Roma
Oircnlt, In l.he Supremo Coart of the State, anil In
lha U. 8. District Court for the Northern District
ml Georgia. Nov, 11, 1874.
T. W. MILNER. J. W. HARRIS, Jr*
J^JILNER & HARRI8.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
P3V Omen on Mniu Stroot, noxt door to Oll-
•ath A Ren. Mr. Milnor will attend the Superior
Coart ef Polk county regularly.
Mnroh 9, 1877-tf
^^ILLIAM M. SPARKS,
Attorney ft Counsellor at Lam,
|NT* Will practice In all the conrts or tho Rome
91realtan<l adjoining count!ee. novll, 1874
W. Iff. STRANGE,
N. P. & Ex. Off. J. P.
Gollectiona solicited, and
money paid over punctually.
JAS. D. ENLOW, J. P.
J3f- Ollice ut, the Court House.
All business entrusted in his hands
will receive prompt attention.
b. p. smith. H. »•
S. P. SMITH & SON,
No. Si, Broad Street, Rome, Ga.,
pOTTON FACTORS & WHOLESALE DEAL-
ere ill Ltquore, Tohaccoe and Cigare, Proprlo-
tore Smith’* (’ki.kiihatki> Stomach Bittriib,
Agents ami Proprietors Red-Line Steamers. Jen
per cent, raved to all dcaloru by purchHsliig from
uh. Fire proof Warehouse. Charco for weighing
Cotton coneigned to uh for mile, 10 cents por
bale. AH we nek Is a trial order or consignment,
Manhood: How cost, How Reatoredl
Just published,'a new edition nHln,
seminal weakness, Involuntary utm-
lnnl losses, Impotepcvi montal and phy* oil Inca-
genco or■'soxual extraviigdnco, Ac.
Price, in a sealed envelope, only six cents.
The celebrated author, In this uaimraHie assay,
clearly demonstrates, from a thirty yo'ira jucLoss-
fal practice, thnt thei alarming co
abuse may he radically cured wit.. - .
ous use of Internal medicine or the npplicatloi
the knife; pointing out a mode of euro at oner
olo. certain, ami eircctual, by means of which
sufferor, no matter what his condition may be, may
cure hfmsolf cheaply, privately, and radically.
fTThls lucttiro should be in the hands of every
youth and every man In the land.
Bent under seal, in a nlaln envelopo, toanyad
dress, post paid, on receipt of s x cunts or two pos
tage stamps. Address the Piibltslieis,
8 THE GULVBRWKLL MEDICAL CO ,
41 Ann Bt.. Now York; Post Office Box, 4588.
apr. 11, ly .
LEG A L AD VERT1SEHENTS
applied for the Guardianship of
ro. a minor under fourteen years of agae,
therefore, all persons concerned will file objections
mine, If any they have, at a Court of Ordi
nary to he held in said county on the llrst Monday
Juno next as assigned l»y law. Given under iny
hand this April 99d 1878, apr 25 80il
JOEL BREWER, Ordinary.
BORGIA—POLK COUNTY.-Robt. H. White,
head has applied for ‘he Guardian of Raleigh W.
Marlin, a minor under fourtcon years of age, there
fore all persons will fllo In my offico objections to
If liny they have, on or before the 1st.
Monday in June next. Given under my hand this
SWd day of April 1878.
aptsr. aod JOEL BREWER, Ordinary.
HARALSON COUNTY SHERIFF’S
ILL hi' eolil before the Court.
For tho Cedartown ttxriuwi.
THE OLD MINISTER,.
Virginia, the queen of the sister
hood of states, is distinguished not
less for Iter grand scenery, majestic
IT ou so door, in Bncluti.a, Haralson \ r j vers, lordly mountuhts, than for the
comity, Ga., on tho First lnesuay in . . ... * . «. . ,
* i .1-1 --i i.. intelligence, entermse and public
apirits of her citizens. The women
Georgia POLK COUNTY.-Charles Dougher
ty and others has applied for an order converting und
changing Into a flrBt-class Public Road, tho second-
class road commencing and leaving the Cedartown
& Cave Spring road near the residence of M T Hew-
clljln said comity and crossing Cedar creok nnd run'
nlng through tho lands of said Sowell, J It and B W
Hunt, Dr. Goorgo T Watts, E H King, Mrs Snrnh
Smith, Thomas Hendrix and Mrs A A Haynes, to
the llmtol Polk and Floyd counties, and M T How
ell, Thomas Hendrix and J R Hunt, the duly ap
pointed Commissioners, having reported that they
find the same to he a public necessity, and thnt they
have marked it eut conformable to law. Therefore
all persons conscrncd will tile In any objections to
the granting said order at a Court of Ordinary to
ho hold on the 8rd Monday In May. This April 17,
1H78. JOEL BREWER, Ordinal y.
apr 18, 80d.
June next, between the legal hours
of pale, t he following property to-wit:
Lot of land No. 1081, in the 20th
district and 3rd sect ion of Haralson
county .Ga., as the property of D 1)
Hancock, by virtue of two Justice
Court 11 fas issued from the 1077th
district 0 M., in favor of Joel Phil
lips vs. D D Hancock. Property
pointed out by 1) 1) Hancock. Levy
made and returned to me by a Con
stable. E. C. WILSON,
April 25, 1878 Sheriff.
Georgia polk county.-j. v. Phiipot
and others haring applied for an ordor to change
the Public Road loading from K. 1). Hightower’s
Mill to Romo, commencing and leaving tho pres
ent traveled rout at the Hnnth lino of lot Number
S73 in the 91st district or tho 3rd section of Polk
county, and running due east to tho South-west
corner of lot Number 872 In euld district, nnd from
there duo North on tho lino between lots Nos. 872
and 878 unt il It Intersects with .the said road. And
all persons consented will appear at the next Court
of Ordinary, for county purposes, to ho held In said
comity on the 3rd Monday in Muy next, to she
cause, ir any they have, why said order should n
he granted, This April 17th, 1878.
•r 18 3d JOEL BREWER, Ordinary.
G eorgia polk county.—william Hogg
bus applied for letters ofndmlnlstru 1
ilsnon.ou the estate of John R. Wliltoh
•utility doceaecd. Therefore nil persor. h concerned
.vlll appear at a court of Ordinary to ho held
•ounty on tho llrst Monday In Juno next t<
muse If any they Imvo whv said lottora shoi
be granted. This April
ESTABLISHED IN 1850.
Temple of Music.
VVHOLESAL13 and Retail Agen-
cy for tho Renowned Piano Makers,
KARR and J. & C. FISHER.
Celebrated Organ of MASON A HAMLIN, Bur
dett, Now England Organ Co., and G A Prince A
*• • 0iii.ituiii.ru Oliver Dltson, Win. A
l Merth A. Co.
JOEL BREWER, Ordinary.
G BORGIA—POLKCOUNTY.—W. C. Knight Art-
itOFonr ~ ~ * ^ '
IstrutoV on tho Estu
Haralson County Sheriff’s Salo
of Wild Land.
ILL be sold before tho Court
House door, in Buchanan, Haralson
county Ga., on tho first Tuesday in
Juno next, within the legal hours of
Bale, to the highest bidder, for the
cash, the following described lots of
laud situated in said county, and
known hs Wild Land, levied on un
der and by virtue of fi fas now in j sid
my hands, ol the Slate of Georgia ^ little hack is a well known straw-
how loyal they are, -too, in chivalric
devotion to the grand old IStute. Her
sons, wherever they wander or’-make
their homes, curry with them tho en
ergy, intelligence and principles that
make true and notde citizens, and
are remarkable while life lasts for
devotion to the mother State. The
Potomac is one of the most beauti
ful rivers, and is classic from person
al and historic associations. On its
hallowed bunks the sire of our coun
try sleeps. A pleasant town on this
river contains about three thousand
inhabitants. A rural quiet place,
shut in close to the river side, partly
by pasture and partly wooded lands.
The little boys ami girls, rosy
bright maidens love this “river
for nutting and bird nesting.
to i>u hold in Haiti county on the llrst Monday In
July next, to show cunse, ifutiy they have why said
letters of dismission should not he granted in said
case. Given tinder my hand, thin March Dili, 1878
Mobil 8m JOEL BREW EH, Ordinary.
r* EORGIA POLK COUNTY.-Wm. I. Tayk
VjTlniB applied for permanent lottora ofndmlnii
trillion on the eatate ol R. W. Whitehead Intel
said county deceased. Therefore all persons coi
corned will appear at a court or Ordinary to ho lie!
in said county o
‘ V P<
“mayS-gd JOEL BREWER, Ordinary.
Libel for Divorce in Polk Superior
LUCY DAVE 1 Rule to Perfect Scrvieo,
IIENItY DAVE, J February Term, 1875.
It appearing to the Court by the return ortho
Sheriff, that the defendant does not reside In this
county—und It further-appearing thut ho does not
reside In this State, it Is, on inotlou of counsel, or
dered that said dofemlnn
noxt term of this Ccurt
nid lots respectfully, and issued
by the Honorable Comptroller Genf
oral of tho State for nonpayment o,
tuxes due the State for the years 1874
1875 and 1870, the amount of tax
duo on each lot for each year being
58 cunts. Said lota pointed out in
said ti fas nnd containing 40 acres
each, more or less. In the 20th dis
trict and 3rd sectiqp of said county.
Nob. 504, 505, 50G, 508, 510, 518,
523. 547, 504, 585, 580, 580, 594, 000
003, 019, 032, 022, 050, G58, 070, 084,
724, 749, 772, 774, 783, 788, 813, 823
805, 882, 987, 977, 1133, >149, 1185,
11 2-10th of acres, 1180 3 acres and
1-10th of an acre; 1202, 1242, 1247,
1248, 28 acres and 0-10: h of an acre,
1249, 24 8 6 of an acre 1200,20 acres
512, 521, 525, 520, 628, 541,60S, G28
038, 649, 056, 013, 083, 730. 70b, 080
787, 807, 802, 830, 852. 853, 975, 970
1022,1163, 1250, 10 acres 527, 558,
600,592, 001, 013, 035 005, 729, 730
744, 814, tfifnOlO, 1037, 1082,1132,
1108, 1193, 1220, 1264, 8 and 3-5th
of acre 502, 507, 609, 511, 513, 515,
517, 520, 530, 632, 539, 540, 542, 559
501, 605, 509, 572, 573, 584, 002, 039
041, 043, 040, 051, 067, 002, 070, 086
712, 745, 755. 799, 809, 840, 875, 927
935, 947, 1033,1034,1039, 1040, 1042
1211, 1213, 1273, 012, 017, 701. 704,
berry Held—a spot especially loved
by the urchins and country “lasses
and laddies/’ As you ascend the
river the quiet village presents a pic
turesque appearance with its neat
white cottages—larger brick dwell
ings of the gentry—that is of tho
merchants, doctors, lawyers, perhaps
a judge or member of Congress.
Three churches, with towering spires,
several nice hotels, a town hull and
brick court house, made it appear an
attractive home, where one would
love to dwell, away from the busy
hustling world, the din of cities, and
the noise and confusion of commerce
Along the sides of the hill in which
the town of Madison stood, street
rose above street* l-long which ware
several mansions of great pretentions
to architectural beauty, embowered
in trees and gardens. Altogether
the town had quite a genteel, “well
to do air.” Several rows of brick
stores, interspersed with humblo
dwellings, stood with their hacks
ilderod in default, and th
coed. And it Is further
R nhliahod in tho Cedartown Ext-msaa once a month
)r four mouths. J. W. II. Undeuwoo
:• that tlx
crcd that tills Rule he
_ . i Music Publishers, Ollv
Pond A Co., Smith A Co., ”
Also full lino of Small Musical Goods, Strings, etc.
rphe proprietor respectfully announce* to the elt-
-Hxtmsol Cedartown and vlciufWr, that his facili
ties enable him to offor extra Inducements to pur
chasers of Musical Goods, guaranteeing everything
presented by him to give entire “
represented by him to give enure huubuicuui..
06, Union Street, Nashville Tenn.
Libel for Divorce in Polk Superior
Superior Court, February Term 1878.
His Honor, J. W. H. Underwood,
LOU BROWNER IRulo to perfect service,
JAMES BROWNER. 1 February Term, 1HT8.
It appearing to the Court by return of the Sheriff
that the defendant does not reside in this countv,
nnd It further appearing that he does not reside In
tho State, It is on motion of counsel, ordered, that
said defendant appear and answer at the next
term of this Court, else that the case ho considered
in default, nnd nlutntlff allowed to proceed. And
it Is further orderod that this rule ho published in
the Cedartown Kxriusss, once a month for fon
months. J. W. II. UNDKltwoon, J. S. 0.11. C.
W. M. Sparks, Plaintiff's Attorney.
inch 98-1 m4m.
740. 750, 707, 709, 770, 800, 830, 840 j to tho river, where several stcam-
1170,1237,1238,1239,1268,040,710 Douts, unloaded their merchandise
747, 801, 859,907, 909, 930, 1188, 957 un( j f ve jg|it from other places. This
law. 18o6,698, 1087. nnn.titnted (he commerce of the
Also the lollowiiifj lots of lniul in
he8th district and Sth section Nos.
208, 287 and 291.
Also the following lots in the 7th
district and 6th section. Nus. 12,
19, 95, 121, 103, 104, 230, 287, 240,
248. 248, 250, 252, 255, 250, 201,
273, 297, 299.
E. 0. WILSON,
April 25,1878. Sheriff
Sale Feed and Livery Stable.
Broad Street Romc,Oa.
Best care taken or stock.
hie.. Spocinl accommodation for
nnd Haralson county irlonds urc I
D. H. Ledbetter, Agent.
Oodwrtowa, » t i i O®.
lies just received a full lino of
which «ro ottered to tho jinblic.t reasonable prices.
Anything usually kept In .
canbo found in my atore. Give mo your patron
age, and .1 will make satisfactory prices.
I have also opened a magnificent
Stock ;of Jewelry,
consisting lnjpart of
WATCHES, CLOCKS, GOLD
& SILVER WARE.
’ I Invite the attention of tho public to tho public
to an inspection of thesa articles. Everything
warranted as represented.
Promptly don. end ADAR.NTBED. Bomembor
AYpbm. D. U. LEDBETTER Apt. ’
Polk Sheriff’s Sales.
W ILL be sold before the Court
House door in Cedartown Pnlk coun
ty, On., on the first Tuesday in June
next, between the legal hours of sale,
to following property, to-wit:
West half of lots of land Nos. 177
and 178, in the 17th district and 4lh
section of Polk county, Ga., as the
property of W L MoOandlesa, by
virtue of one Mortgage fi fa issued
from Polk Superior Court in ' favor
of W 0 Knight, administrator of
Edmond Berry, deceased, vs. said W
Also lots of land Nos. 800, 801,
785, 727, 857, 858, 784 and 709, all
in the 2nd district and 4tli section of
Polk county, Ga., us the property of
M H. Bunn, endorses, by virtue of
one Polk Superior Court fi fa in fa
vor of M Dwinell vs. C H Harris,
principal, P C Harris and M H Bu tin
endorsers, as the property of said M
Also lot of land No. 877, m the
16th district and 3rd section of Polk
county, Ga., as the property of de
fendant, Jno A Thomas. Property
pointed oat by said defendant; by
virtue of one Justice Court fi fa from
the 1072nd district, G. M., in favor
of O H Harrs vs said Thomas.
E. W. CLEMENTS,
may 2-tds Sheriff
With High Prices!
CHICAGO SCALE CO.,
(iS X 70 West Monroe St., Chicago III.,
Have Reduced the Prices of all kinds of
4-Ton Hay, Stock or Cotton Scale,
$60. Former Price, $100.
All other sizes nt n great redaction. C'Sr Every
Scnlo Fully Waiuianted. All orders promptly
filled. Circulars, Prlco Lists anb Testimonials
sent upon application.
Bny the Cheapest and Best
James Q-- Dailey,
On Second Floor, 0(1 Broad St., Romo.
A FINE AND WELL SELECTED STOCK OF
Motalic, Grained, Walnut, and Stained Coffins,
Bnriul Rohes and Coffin Trimmings always on
hand. Neatost Hearses furnished for funerals. All
orders filled with despatch, day or night. Rest
dencc, corner Court ana King Streots. Also, deni
or In First-class Furniture of all kinds. scpl4-ly
Dr. Louis S. Ledbetter,
G RADUATE of the Baltimore College of Dental
Bnrgory, keeps np with tho.latest improve
ments In the profession, and guarantees satisfac
tion in all cases. Those wishiug to have old teeth
made new, or lost ones replaced, can have it don6
in tho best style and at reasonable rates by calling
on him at hla office, next door to Phiipot & Dodds
iter*. Feb. It, lfW-tf
constituted the commerce of the
In the primitive days of Madison
there was little known of what is
termed “religious differences,” or
denominational jealousy.” The cit
izens had been of one mind as to doc
trines. Had sac under the ministry
of one man, who had grown gray
among this people. He was blue Pres
byterian of the old puritan stock, so
thoroughly was he indoctrinated in
what is termed the “hard doctrine
of election, &c. At length a Baptist
preacher came, full of his peculiar
belief; strong on the “baptism effica
cy,” with tho atoning blood of Christ,
The Baptist brother was zealous to
make converts. Brought forth his
powerful water arguments. “The
bible baptism,” the only efficacious
one. And being an earnest, sincere
Christian, he created a devision in
the ranks, and won over a number
of Presbyterians. A favorite saying
of this old veteran of the Baptists
was ‘%e Pedo Baptists,” when they
do turn over to us, make the grand
est, best and most useful Baptists.
Tho ltev. Dr. Judson, and his saint
ed wife, are illustrations. By and
by this faithful brother had a tine
large church, with a tall cupola,
large windows, beautiful painted
seats; the church was brick, and was
an ornament to the town. The dis
cussions and arguments, in the new
church, went on increasing in
strength and power until bitter feel
ings were aroused, and the brethren
loved eaoh other less. Then, strange
it is, “When religion is love, love to
God and man;” yet all history shows
no persecution is so bitter as religious
persecution. Look at the religious
wars of old. Think of the Spanish
inquisition—the noble martyrs—all
this under the name of religion. Ah,
as the immortal Shukepeare said,
“how often is the livery of Heaven
borrowed for the devil’s service.” So
contrary is all bitterness to the doc
trines of “the meek and lowly Jesus,”
who went about doing good; showing
“love is the fulfilling of the law. 5
By and by some of tho grandees
and aristocrats who had waxed rich
and influential, went to the city of
Baltimore, the commercial Queen of
the Ohegsapeake—the grand focus of
southern talent and culture. There
they heard the griat and fashionable
orators of the Episcopal church.
Were completely charmed, yea, fasci
nated. So much so, or their return
the verdict was, after an ontusinstic
consultation, “we musi right away
build tin Episcopal church, that is
tho church of our mother land.”
They even went so far in their zeal
as to wish it were tho established
church of aristocratic Virginia, the
best loved of the colonial daughters.
So intense was the new love for Epis
copacy, it spread, and good, faithful,
and true Dr. Wal ou saw, with pain,
a number of his richest, most valua
ble members leave his church for the
ranks of Episcopacy. Soon was erec
ted a splendid church after the choic
est plan of Grecian architecture.
This became “The Church” of the
town. The most fashionable, the
moat aristodfrilic. it was carpeted
and cushioned. Hud grand chan
delier. Purple velvet hangings
adorned the pulpit. A marble font
of Italian workmanship was in the
chanced. In short, the “church of
the good Shepherd,” carried all. It
was the favorite with old and young.
And well it may he, with its glorious
Litany—the beautiful, year sublime
prayes; thrilling, nnd carrying us al
most unconsciously to the feet of the
“Divine Master.” The deep ton
ed organ. The sublime Te De
limits, Veuites Jubilantes, Benediote
Benediotus, Oante Domino, the es
sence of grandeur, thrilling one to
tho very soul; thrilling the heart
with penetential love, and carrying
one in feeding, to the gates of the
Heaven of Heavens.
The young cannot help being fas
cinated and won by the beauty
deur and sublimity _of the servi
ces of the Episcopal church. It
touches the heart th rough the imag
ination. Other churched may look
to their laurels, for the attractions of
this grand branch of the Christian
church is destined to be a mighty
that will christianize the world.
Its increase is beyond a precedent in
the annuls of church history. This
tribute I must pay to u church 1 so
greatly admire and tenderly love, al
though a member of Dr. Walton’s
church. Excuse the digression.
Well, tho Baptist church ceased to
grow, because less popular, and the
dear old Presbyterian church, which
for a half century, served the citizens
of Madison, was regarded as behind
the limes; the venerable minister al
so. These innovations caused the
moral innocence ol the place to de
There came to the village a groat
revival Methodist. lie drew im
mensely, and Presbyterian ism suffer
ed still more. The venerable minis
ter’s voice found every Sabbath more
and more oclioes from empty seats.
What with the Baptists, their genteel
preacher in white vest, fashionable
dress coat and gold spectacles, and
the grand Episcoynl church, with its
learned And gifted Hector who had
made the tour of Europe, hud dis
cussed in Westminster, and trod the
glorious aisles of St. Peters; aud,
what with the Methodists, with their
exciting and entrancing religion,
preached with such zeal and earnest
ness, the Lamb, Christ Jesus, so pre
cious to a sin smitten world, no won
der good old Dr. Walton, with his
old church and old fashioned ortho*
doxy, was given the cold shoulder,
and on the brightest Sundays had no
more that a rainy day congregation-
A few dear friends; a Judge or so;
his bald headed elders, a few mer
chants, his family physician, with
the remnant of “God’s poor,” stuck
to the old minister, the dear, saintly,
good man. There was no fund in
Madison for ministers whose salaries
fall short, to draw from. The great
Head of the the church founded no
hunk to pay worn out ministers,
whoso lives have been spent in trying
totwin souls to Christ. He draws at
sight on men’s hearts and consciences
These are the vaults in which He
keeps His treasures to pay those who
have spent their lives in preaching
Christ and Him crucified. The Rev.
Dr. Walton kept no bank book but
his bible. The loss of his church
members fearfully diminished his
means of support Like Jacob old
lie lmd a large family of sons and
daughters; “the poor man’s heritage.”
The home of ltev. Dr. Walton was
a large dilapidated mansion. The
chimney tops shattered by winds und
storms, the boards loose, the whole
house leaked every time it rained
hard. Growing old and worn out
like its master pitifully sighed the
old minister. For thirty-two years
he had occupied this dwelling—no
sound of saw or hammer hud been
heard (save what little unaided he
himself had done with hammer and
box of nails) during his residence in
it, for every six pence the minister
received had to repair the waste and
tear of his own, his wife’s and oliil-
ohildrens tabernacles, buy food and
clothing, and little was left for the
decaying house, so the winds und
weather aided by old timo, hud its
way with the old parsonage. The
hard north gales laden with snow
and sleet silted the icy cold through
the crevices of the doors and win
dows. Altogether it was a dreary
abode—it had known better days—
within the last twelve years the “con
gregation” had met to raise a little
money to better the old parsonage,
but nothing beyond the “resolutions
to raise,” had ever come of their lib
erality. Of course now the congre
gation had divided and subdivided
and grown so small, the idea of spen
ding money in repairs had to be giv
en up for the more absorbing one of
providing meat and bread for tho
minister nnd his numerous lamily.
A grand old man was Dr. Walton.
1 often thought of him “as one in
whom there was no guile.” At the
time of which we write he was about
seventy years old—-tall and slender,
with the calm elegant exterior “ot
tho gentleman of the old school.” Re
possessed that address and cour ly
manner which characterizes ever the
Christian gentleman—his hair was
silvery white, his noble face wore a
calm and finely subdued air of peace
and patience. lie looked like one of
the old up istles, have “learned to be
content with what they have, and
how to endure. There was a gentle
ness and dignity in his aspect that
awed even bud men, and won chil
dren to his side. If a group of young
persons were ut play they would stop
until he passed eyeing him with re
spect—so great reverence did he in
spire—due to the excellence of his
character. There was a knock at
Dr. Waltons study door, the small
room, was rendered still smaller by
shelves of books and manuscripts
which filled the sides of it. The rev
erend old gentleman was seated at
his tabic with a sermon before him.
lie wore an old pair of slippers, a
once black vest nnd pantaloons gray
ish and shining with long use—nor
were they without patches. As the
door opened he looked up and saw
uu -urchin with a note
Ah! is it you, James, what have
A paper sir, father told me “to
fetch you,” answered the boy.”
Dr. Walton took it and read as
Reverend sir: We regret to inform
you that the subscriptions to your
salary barely reach four hundred dol-
lars t in8teacl of the nine hundred you
have Jjere-to-fore received. Truly
yours, John Stephens.
Clerk of Session.
The note was read again, and yet
again. He grew a shade paler, the
paper trembled in his hand, as one
has seen the aspen shake when the
branch was motionless and the wind
still. He sighed after raising his
eyes to heaven as he knew where to
get consolation and hope for suffer
ing humanity, he said the “will of
the Lord be done,” He who fed the
Prophet by seudiug the ravens, will
not suffer me or my little ones to
want for bread. Four hundred dol
lars, it will hardly pay my bills for
last year at the stores. So many lit
tle mouths to feed. This is a bitter,
bitter hour to me. Are my people
tired of the old minister, who has
served them so long? Do they think
I am too old to preach? Why is it
they leave me, as men desert a house
that 1ms sheltered them from storms
so many winters. Do they think we
too antiquated—behind the progress
ive age? He gazed out of the win
dow at the beautiful geranium of bis
daughters. See how many leaves
that plant has yet all are as green
nnd fresh ns if it bore bn tone, There
e a thousand acorns on yonder tree,
yet each receives as mnoh nourish
ment as one does from the good G >d«
We are of more value than many
leaves; many acorns, many sparrows.
These were the last thoughts of good
old Dr. Walton. He had d *no
enough. God a»W it and took him
An hour after his receiving the
note, his daughter entered tho study.
Ho was in his arm chair deud„.. A
beautiful calm Wus on his face. It
was sad, subdued, Showed he hud
suffered even in death. The sorrow
ful pitiful expression on his beauti
ful benevolent face was touching in
its very suffering, llis sufferings en
ded with his dying breath, lie h at.
r st. in the m»n ions above. Oh, the
terrow of his afflicted church when
informed of his death so soon utter
receiving the cruel note telling him
they could no longer support him.
Oh, then they remembered his many
virtues. That be preached faithful
ly his two sermons every sabbath,
and when too late they remembered
they were better and better;breathed
more ol heaven. Like bread cast, up
on the waters, brought forth Iruit
many days after. Yes, then they re
membered their faithful pastor. At
tended his Wednesday evening pruy-
r meeting, his Friday evening aot-
uru, the .Saturday service preparatory
to communion, was never neglected.
He buried their dead, visited their
sick, comforted them in distress—uH
came over them, und deeply did they
regret not cherishing more tenderly
and prizing higher their blessed
Ah, said an aged sister, he' bus met
his reward, we shall never see hin
like, he lias been ripening f*r g' '
these ninny years—“Our loss i* .•>
eternal gain,” we need chastisement >.
The old church at Madison leli
they had not done their duty.' In
sack cloth and ashes they repented.
And the death of Dr. Walton, good,
noble Dr. Walton, did what Ins life
failed to do. A glorious revival fol
lowed. Presbyterianism revived, new
and influential additions were made
to the old church, and it became the
most flourishing in the place, and no
minister was ever more tenderly cared
for, “in basket and store,” than was
the sucemor of Dr. Walton. His be
loved family was regretted as a • a r d
legacy to the church he had served
foriy years. His sons, three oi t.nem
graduated at Yale with honor—two
followed in the foot steps ol their fa
ther; the third has be n the G v:u-
or of the state of Georgia, and many
even in this village ncall with pride;
tho wise administration of— .
There has been a Beperation be
tween an uptown lover and his
sweetheart. She presented bin her
photograph; which he, on his ben
ded knees, swore he would always
wear next to his heart. Last Sun
day evening he pulled out his hand
kerchief from his hack pants pocket,
wen lol the photograph fell to the ln-
dys feet. She says he is either a
liar, or else his heart is not in the
“An editor’s wife never goes
through her husband’s other trons-
eis pockets to strike a package of
love letters. Editors are not like the
wicked, unfaithful men of the world
—editors rarely have the other tr*m-
When the recording angel observes
a minister of the gospel holding a
nail between his li gf3r=y while lie
misses it with a hammer, the iriist-
orthy scTibe drops into a brown
study and pretends not to bear any
Ahead where they loan you a dol
lar and chalk it, down till tr-mor-
row, for a bottle of M Erbell’s Kepa-
tink for the Liver. The enormous
expense of importing t.lio ingredients
of this great liver medicine into this
country, is why our Druggists,
Burbank ft Jones, sell but one sam
ple bottle to the same person for ten
cents; but as thero are fifty dojes in
the large size bottles, it is cheap
enough after all at two cent3 per
dose, for a medicine that has never
been known to fail in the cure of
dyspepsia and all diseases of the liv
er. It has never failed in the core
of liver complaint when taken as di
rected, no-matter of how long stand
ing'tbe disease. It cures Chills and
Fever, Constipation of tho Bowels,
Dyspepsia and Liver Complaint.
Sample Bottles tea cents; regular
tisw‘, fifty doses, #1,00. jan24-l.